Health System Selects MEDITECH EHR Implementation for Interoperability

A health system in Savannah, Georgia, has opted for a MEDITECH EHR implementation to drive health data interoperability across care settings.

St. Joseph’s/Candler Health System in Savannah, Georgia, has partnered with EHR vendor MEDITECH on an enterprise EHR implementation to drive interoperability.

The health system recently deployed the EHR to over 100 primary care and specialty physicians, as well as physicians across its emergency departments. Additionally, St. Joseph’s/Candler Health launched the Expanse Oncology EHR in its cancer center and infusion clinics.

“Our goal is to be as connected as possible in order to provide our patients with the best care,” Allan Kennedy, St. Joseph’s/Candler physician network vice president, said in a press release. “Having all of our primary care physicians, specialists, hospitalists, and ED physicians on one EHR, and soon our oncologists, is a great step towards this goal.”

“Having an intuitive, mobile, personalized EHR that gives us a holistic view of our patient’s care helps reduce the burden on our clinicians,” Kennedy added. “It also enables them to provide more targeted, patient-centered care.”

The enterprise EHR is set to enhance interoperability across the care continuum to drive patient outcomes.

For instance, the health system’s oncology services, centered around the Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion, connect to a network of community infusion clinics and radiation facilities throughout the area.

“By providing a leading cancer research center in the heart of Savannah and through several integrated treatment centers across the region, we bring world-class cancer care closer to home and relieve at least one burden from some of our most vulnerable patients,” said Leonard Henry, medical director for the Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer and Research Pavilion.

“MEDITECH Expanse will make connecting all points of care to a single EHR easier, enabling all of our providers to see a more complete picture,” Henry added.

FL Primary Care Practice Implements eCW EHR to Optimize Workflows

Brandon Area Primary Care, PA, a primary care practice in Brandon and Apollo Beach, FL, has switched to an eClinicalWorks EHR system to streamline workflows.

Since the EHR implementation in July 2023, the practice has experienced a boost in staff productivity and received positive feedback from its patient network.

“We needed support on our internal processes and a partner that provided tailored solutions to match the needs of our patients,” Jason Stibich, MD, medical director of Brandon Area Primary Care, PA, said in a press release. “We selected eClinicalWorks because we were impressed with the ease of use, flexibility, and advanced technology.”

“We believe this partnership will enable us to provide even better healthcare while streamlining our operations,” Stibich said. “We look forward to working closely with eClinicalWorks, helping us seamlessly integrate and optimize our new system with minimal disruption to patient care.”

Through the eClinicalWorks system, the practice has access to a health information search engine to retrieve patient data from hospitals, urgent care centers, primary care providers, specialties, and more.

Wisconsin Medical Center Selects Epic EHR for Patient Experience

Burnett Medical Center (BMC) in Grantsburg, Wisconsin, recently implemented an Epic EHR platform to enhance health data interoperability.

“The conversion to Epic will greatly benefit our patients,” Gordy Lewis, CEO of BMC, said in a public statement. “We will be able to seamlessly communicate with other Epic facilities, ultimately delivering better patient care no matter where you are.”

“Our staff have been diligently training to prepare for this transition,” Lewis added. “They already love what they see, and they are excited to roll out the benefits to our community,”

The implementation aims to drive care coordination through improved health data exchange between BMC and other healthcare providers.

Additionally, the new EHR system is set to improve the patient experience by eliminating the need to repeat health history, including medications and allergies, to care team members. Patients will also have access to personal health information online through the MyChart patient portal.

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